Washington School District Will Once Again Ask Voters for More Funding

The Washington School District will once again ask voters for more funding on the April 2nd ballot. At the Board of Education meeting on Monday December 4, 2012, the board discussed exactly how they would go about asking for the money. While no ballot language was officially decided, Superintendent Dr. Lori Van Leer says Proposition R will put two options before voters. The first option will ask if the board should borrow $9 million more to modernize classrooms and infrastructure, construct an early childhood center on the Washington West campus, and renovate existing school facilities. The second option asks voters if the district should borrow $40 million for the purpose of building a new middle school and making improvements district wide. The first option will include no property tax increases, while the second will ask for a $0.25 increase, a figure greatly reduced since the last levy was proposed.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

6 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 16 hours ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.